Fall Prevention Tips
Published on September 1, 2020
An estimated 1 in 4 adults 65 and older experiences a fall each year, and according to a recent study, falls-related deaths among adults 75 and older are on the rise, all of which makes falls prevention more relevant than ever.
Chances of Falling
The chances of an older adult falling can be evaluated by the person’s frailty – the condition of being weaker and more delicate due to aging. Physical activity (besides healthy diet) is an important long-term action a person can take to stay healthy and keep from becoming frail. When someone is less active, they become weaker and more susceptible for falls.
How to Prevent Falls
Simple measures to assist with falls prevention:
- Annual eye exams
- Eliminate clutters
- Eliminate throw rugs
- Adequate lighting/use nightlights
- Wear safe footwear
- Install grab bars and handrails
- Avoid letting pets get in your way
Get More Information
For the elderly, fall prevention means injury prevention. For more information on Paragon Rehabilitation’s Fall Prevention/Reduction Program, and/or the services and amenities offered at our Campuses, contact a location near you today (Clinical Programming – Paragon Rehabilitation).